IST World Congresses

These meetings, held once every three years, are the premier international scientific forum in toxinology, drawing IST members and many others from around the World.

Past IST World Congresses:

1. Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A., 1966
Organizers: F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders
Proceedings: Animal Toxins (F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders,eds.),Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1967.
2. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1970
Organizers: Vries and E.Kochva
Proceedings: Toxins of Animal and Plant Origin ( Vries and E.Kochva, eds.), 3 vol., Gordon and Breach, New York, 1971.
3. Darmstadt, West-Germany, 1972
Organizer: G.G.Habermehl
Proceedings: Tier- und Pflanzengifte (E.Kaiser, ed.), W.Goldmann Verl., München, 1973.
4. Tokyo, Japan, 1974
Organizers: Y.Sawai and A.Ohsaka
Proceedings: Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins
(A.Ohsaka, K.Hayashi and Y.Sawai, eds.), 2 vol., Plenum Press, New York, 1976.
5. San José, Costa Rica, 1976
Organizer: R.Bolanos
Proceedings: Toxins: Animal, Plant and Microbial, (P.Rosenberg, ed.), Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1978.
6. Uppsala, Sweden, 1979
Organizers: B.Uvnäs and D.Eaker
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (D.Eaker and T.Wadström, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980.
7. Brisbane, Australia, 1982
Organizers: R.Endean and A.Cameron
Proceedings: Toxicon, suppl.3, 1983.
8. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1985
Organizers: D.S.Chapman and J.B.Harris
Proceedings: Natural Toxins. Animal, Plant, and Microbial (J.B.Harris, ed.) Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.
9. Stillwater, OK, U.S.A., 1988
Organizers: C.L.Ownby, G.V.Odell, L.L.Rolf, G.E.Burrows
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (C.L.Ownby and G.V.Odell, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1989.
10. Singapore, 1991
Organizer: P.Gopalakrishnakone
Proceedings: Recent Advanves in Toxinology Research, (P.Gopalakrishnakone and C.K.Tan, eds.), 3. vol., Nat.Univ.Singapore, Singapore, 1992.
11. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1994
Organizer: E.Kochva
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 33 , 257-306, 1995
12. Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1997
Organiser: L. Possani
13. Paris, France, 2000
Organiser: A Menez
14. Adelaide, Australia, 2003
Organisers: J White & V Williams
15. Glasgow, UK, 2006
Organisers: A Harvey & EG Rowan

16. Recife, Brazil, 2009
Organisers: Maria Elena deLima, Celia Regina Ribero da Silva Carlini & colleagues
17. Hawaii, USA, 2012
Organisers: Carl Vogel & Steve Seifert



Most Recent IST World Congress

This was held at Oxford University, Oxford, UK, September 25th to 30th, 2015. See here for details.

Following IST World Congress

The subsequent IST World Congress will be in 2017 in Hainan, China. Dates and details are yet to be finalised.

Previous World Congress

The IST World Congress was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 8-13, 2012.

Previous World Congress

This was held in Recife, Brazil, March 2009. Over 500 toxinologists registered with presentations covering many fields of toxinology. The Redi-Award was presented to Prof. Cesare Montecucco, Italy, who gave the Redi Lecture. The IST congratulates and thanks Prof. Maria Elena de Lima, Prof. Celia Regina Ribeiro da Silva Carlini and their team for hosting the Congress.

Details about the Congress and abstracts of presentations are still available at the Congress website; . We will also make further details available on this website in the near future.

IST Congress Brazil photo of opening dance troupe
IST Congress Brazil photo of opening ceremony audience
IST Congress Brazil photo of whole group of registrants
IST Congress Brazil photo of one of presentations
IST Congress Brazil photo of poster session
IST Congress Brazil photo of outgoing & incoming Secretary & the President
IST Congress Brazil photo of social function in evening on the beach
IST Congress Brazil photo of poster prize presentation
IST Congress Brazil photo of special poster prize presentation by Rene Menez
IST Congress Brazil photo of morning tea discussions